On April 14, 27-year-old Erwin resident Kenneth Devond Frink was sent to the hospital for the personal injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run collision.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Frink was reportedly struck by a northbound vehicle on U.S. 421 at the N.C. 55 intersection that kept going afterward.
According to Interim Erwin Police Chief Hank Hairr, the impact sent Frink a distance of more than 100 feet before he came to rest in the median area.
Hairr said that in the Erwin Police Department’s investigation, they have spoken with two witnesses, one who was traveling in a vehicle directly behind the vehicle that struck Frink, and one who was in the vehicle directly behind the first witness. Both say they saw the collision and immediately pulled over to help Frink.
Frink received transport to UNC Hospitals where he was listed in critical condition.
According to a member of Frink’s family, he had yet to regain consciousness as of April 23.